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Newburgh Habitat builds three-story home in five days

Builders Blitz Chairman Andy Stahl, left, welcomes Ignacio Acevedo to his new home

NEWBURGH – Habitat Newburgh’s fifth Home Builders Blitz culminated on Saturday when the keys to a new home were turned over on Saturday to the Acevedo family, which will purchase the three-story mixed-use residence.

Over 500 volunteers worked for five days to construct the home at 123 Washington Street, which will also be used for Ignacio Acevedo’s photography business. “I can’t believe that I got to see our house being built in a week,” he said. “It felt like I was dreaming with my eyes open.”

Andy Stahl, chairman of the Newburgh Habitat Home Builders Blitz Committee, said the project is “my favorite part of my career and my third Home Builders Blitz.” He called it “incredibly rewarding.”

Habitat Executive Director Cathy Collins said she was “deeply touched and extraordinarily grateful to all of the people who contributed in so many different ways to make this Live/Work home I always imagined on this lot come to life.”


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